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Rock fall forces lane closures on I-24 West near Monteagle

TDOT is closing two lanes of I-24 west Thursday near Monteagle. A recent rockfall on Interstate 24 West at mile marker 136.2 in Marion County near Monteagle resulted in several rocks spilling out onto the interstate and into the travel lanes, according to a Tennessee Department of Transportation news release. Engineers with TDOT’s Geotechnical Engineering Section assessed …

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TN Department of Education releases new school report card

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released a new, redesigned state report card for 2017-18 on Tuesday. McQueen says this tool was developed over the past year with educators, parents, and community organizations and includes a number of new features based on that feedback, including school ratings, a Spanish translation of the site, and additional new …

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Mountain Christmas Bazaar in Monteagle planned for Saturday, Dec 8th

“Shop Local, Shop Early, Support Community” at the Mountain Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec 8th at DuBose Conference Center (635 College Street, Monteagle). Booths are open 8:30 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m. Vendor maps will be available at the Bazaar. Run entirely by community members in Grundy, Franklin, and Marion and voluntarily staffed by DuBose, the …

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Gentry Chevrolet, Buick, GMC to change ownership soon

Gentry Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, a longtime Marion County car dealership which originally opened in South Pittsburg and is now headquartered in Kimball, Tenn. will soon be under new ownership. The Gentry family, which has owned and managed the local dealership in the same family since 1932. Jim Gentry has operated the dealership that was started …

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National Weather Service confirms EF-2 tornado touched-down in Grundy County early Tuesday

The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-2 tornado did touch down in Grundy County Tuesday morning. The NWS says that while their survey is still not yet complete, for Coffee/Grundy counties, their preliminary data was able to verify the winds which reached a maximum of at least 115 mph. The survey crews also …

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Marion voters say YES to ‘Liquor By The Drink’ at the polls

Marion County voters had many decisions to make at the polls yesterday from choosing the next Tennessee Senator in a very heated race between Blackburn and Bredesen to choosing our state’s next Governor along with a few key local races. But one item was something many have wanted to see on a ballot for years… …

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LIVE Election Results for Nov. 6th, 2018

LIVE Election Results from MarionCountyMessenger.com

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Voters are headed to the polls for Midterm Election voting… Where to vote in Marion County

It’s now been two years since the election that launched the Donald Trump presidency, and voters are expected to turn out in high numbers today for the midterms with many key races in play that could have an effect on the next two years leading up to 2020. While many took advantage of early voting …

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Severe storms sweep through Tennessee and Alabama overnight leaving 1 dead, 2 injured in Middle Tennessee

Severe storms swept across the Southeast last night bringing with them heavy rain, damaging winds, and according to radar and local storm spotters a few tornadoes across the tri-state area. Concern over the weather caused most area schools — including Marion County, Richard Hardy, Grundy, Sequatchie, and Hamilton Counties to delay classes by 2-hours for …

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TN Gubernatorial hopeful Bill Lee making 3 stops in our area Tuesday on campaign trail

Tennessee Candidate for Governor Bill Lee will be in the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday, exactly 2 weeks before election day. Releases from Lee’s campaign say he will be in the multiple locations through the day. His first stops are in Grundy and Sequatchie County. He will be at the Mountain Goat Market on Main Street …

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Active Shooter Drill scheduled for Whitwell schools on November 2nd

A heavy police and sheriff’s deputy presence will be noticeable on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at the Whitwell schools as the Marion County Sheriff’s Department along with other local law enforcement agencies take part in an ‘active shooter drill’ on the school campus Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department say the drill will look …

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Grundy County man wanted in connection with recent thefts

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Ronald Cody Fults, who is wanted in connection with recent thefts in the county. Fults is 5-ft, 6-inches tall and weighs approximately 130 lbs. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. Last Wednesday, Fults fled from deputies when they attempted to take him into custody for a …

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